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Bruce Anderson says Marnie Glickman recall is "mean spirited".

Marin Voice: Recall attempt of Dixie board member is mean-spirited

Dixie School Board member Marnie Glickman speaks during a board meeting in San Rafael on Jan. 15, 2019. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

PUBLISHED: June 6, 2019 at 10:20 am | UPDATED: June 6, 2019 at 10:34 am

Please stop the recall against Dixie School District board member Marnie Glickman.

The IJ has already declared that recalls should be for malfeasance. No one has accused Glickman of malfeasance. Instead those supporting the recall are operating a mean-spirited, vindictive, costly and totally unnecessary campaign because they didn’t want to change the racist Dixie name.

In forums and on their website, their mean-spiritedness comes out as they attack her family. Claiming not to know that Glickman’s middle child went to private schools when she was elected, they say it is now a reason to recall. They also claim that because her two other children weren’t from her body they don’t count as attending Dixie schools. They have claimed that another reason to recall is because Glickman wore nice clothes to an interview and brought notes.

While attempting to proclaim that the recall is not vindication for the successful name change, the supporters constantly reference the name change and their interpretation of how success was achieved. They imbue almost mystical abilities in Glickman to command the media, local politicians and fellow board members in finally achieving what, for me, was a 30-year goal of changing the district name. The recall is vindictiveness over the name change. The name is changing because it was racist and it is the right thing to do.

The recall has already cost our community. The supporters of the recall are dividing our community instead of healing. They make up claims about Glickman’s lack of fiduciary responsibility only to provide hollow facts in support.

One “fact” they provide is that Glickman was the only “no” vote on a board vote to extend their own terms a year. They are claiming that if Glickman had won, the district would have had to pay for a special election. True, but the board voted to extended terms and there was no costs to the district.

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